Autumn has arrived!

Although Friday brought us 8.5 hours of sunshine, the third sunniest day this month, the very brisk westerly winds pegged back the temperature. Just before noon the first of the squally showers arrived that continued throughout the afternoon before they eased away and the sun returned last afternoon. Minor showers occurred early today.

The wind was very gusty throughout the day with a peak gust of 29mph at 12.17. During the last few hours the wind has fallen light.

The maximum temperature was 14.8C, which was almost 4C below the 34-year average. Due to the thick cloud cover overnight the minimum was 10.1C, almost 1C above the average.

The Friday rainfall was 3.7mm bringing the total for September to 29.6mm when the 34-year average is 61.9C. The equivalent moisture lost through evaporation currently stands at 42.7mm, which is still in excess of the monthly rainfall. However, if the forecast is correct, the next two days will see this situation reversed as it is possible we could receive significant rainfall between now and Sunday night.

Saturday arrived with thick, low cloud and the occasional brief shower in the almost still conditions.

Update on Saturday at 16.10: cold, wet day with the warmest part of the day late morning at 10.56 when the thermometer struggled to a maximum of just 11.5C. This was 6C below average and at the moment the coldest day since 29th August. Current temperature of 10.0C. Rain has been continuous since before 7am but quantity modest. Wind has been very light all day, the speed mostly in single digits, peak of 12mph